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Ian Anderson

Articles by Ian Anderson

Donutopolis and the three-tier donut birthday cake

I first caught on to Donutopolis a few months ago, but I had to wait for a special occasion to justify visiting the Poway donut shop. That’s because I needed an excuse to order the ...

Drag yourself to East Village for Sovereign Modern Thai

I pretty much had to be dragged to Sovereign Modern Thai Cuisine. Despite strong recommendations — from trusted foodie friends, the Michelin guide, and even my wife — I harbored reservations toward trying the East ...

Normal Heights now brunches at Madi

It is known that, since the day it opened, University Heights restaurant Madison on Park has been one of the best places in the city to start, finish, or spend your evening. Especially when said ...

San Diego burgers that play faster and looser

Prevailing wisdom tells us the classic burger cannot be made better. That, once you move past lettuce, tomato, pickles, onions, and any of your thousand island condiments, the only topping that improves a hamburger is ...

Mike's Red Tacos expounds upon birria in Clairemont

Seems like only last year I was writing about a plucky birria food truck that drummed up all its business on a single afternoon each week. In fact, it was only ten months ago that ...

Taco Machin brings estilo de Tijuana to Bonita

You can probably be forgiven for thinking the new taco shop in Bonita is called Taco Machine, because with only a quick glance at the sign, it reads close: Taco Machin. Don’t bother consulting Google ...

Nom’s dim sum rolls by on a different set of wheels

Most of us have eaten dim sum off a pushcart, so how much different could it be eating it off a food truck? Depends on the food truck. When I spotted the Nom food truck ...

August 20, 2022
Barefoot Bar & Grill, six decades and counting

Idling into the golden hour of another sunny afternoon on Mission Bay, we sat down to dine at a prime table, only a few feet from the water. “What’s popular here?” I asked, out of ...

Inglourious Bagels proves there's always more of everything

“Don’t notorious and inglorious kind of mean the same thing?” The question’s come up thanks to the quirky pairing of restaurants on a stretch of El Camino Real in Carlsbad’s La Costa neighborhood. The first ...

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